Re: Best shore excurions in Barbados, St. Lucia, a
The best shore excursion is the one that's of interest to you. I can't speak to St. Lucia or St. Martin, but Barbados offers some outstanding options.
>> For a day of fun in the sun, go for the "Five Star Catamaran with Lunch." The catamaran picks you up at the pier and takes you, under sail, to a pristine beach with a reef nearby for snorkeling. The crew provides snorkel gear for those who need it. They also serve a buffet lunch aboard the catamaran before sailing back to the pier.
>> Princess has a new excursion called "Orchid World and Tea at Sunbury Plantation" which I presume that Celebrity also offers. This afternoon excursion begins with a tour of Orchid World, where they grow many varieties of orchids all kinds of ways (yes, this really is fascinating!). It then proceeds to Sunbury Plantation and a tour of the plantation's "great house" followed by a traditional high tea out on a covered patio behind the house.